Energizer Reminder Of The Importance Of A Weather Preparedness Emergency Tool Kit – With Giveaway

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April showers bring May flowers, but the recent weather trend here in the East has brought problems too. The northeasters have brought flood conditions to the Jersey shore. Rivers have been inundated. Power has been out. Problems like these bring with them danger. And the emergency year has only just begun. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and snowstorms are probable in the months to follow.

Back in the late 60’s when JCP&L was touting them as the wave of the future, I bought my Gold Medallion Home, totally electric. So I know from experience when poles and lines are down, I had better be prepared–no heat, no lights, no stove, no radio, etc. That is why I was glad to learn that Energizer, the International Association of Fire Chiefs, and the American Meteorological Society are promoting a weather preparedness program.

It’s recommended that everyone have an emergency power kit. A typical emergency power kit should include:

  • Battery-powered radio or crank radio, to keep your family apprised of current weather-related news.
  • Plenty of extra batteries. Energizer? Ultimate Lithium and Energizer? MAX? batteries (AA, AAA, C, D and 9-volt) provide long-lasting power before, during and after the storm. Lithium batteries have a long storage life, perform well in extreme temperatures and are perfect for use in LED flashlights and other high-tech devices, while Energizer? MAX? batteries are an ideal power source for standard flashlights and lanterns.
  • Flashlight for every member of the family. Use flashlights instead of candles when the power goes out. Energizer? Weatheready? lights feature long-lasting LED technology. With versatile flashlights and area lights, the Weatheready?line is designed to keep your family out of the dark.
  • Battery-powered cell phone charger, to help keep the lines of communication open. Energizer Energi To Go? power packs help keep cell phones charged.
  • Extra specialty batteries. Your health is your most important asset. Specialty batteries power critical health devices like hearing aids and blood glucose and blood pressure monitors.

Please don’t rely on just candles. Unattended, they can cause serious, even deadly fires. ?We cannot stress enough the importance of using flashlights and lanterns instead of candles during power outages,? said Chief Jeffrey Johnson, EFO, CFO, MIFireE and president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs. ?Candles cause an average of nearly 15,000 home fires each year, resulting in significant numbers of preventable injuries and deaths. An emergency power kit can literally be a beacon of light in a storm and can help prevent needless home fires caused by candles.?

In addition to back-up power, it is also? important to include additional emergency supplies such as water and nonperishable food in your kit,? as well as copies of important documents like medical records and insurance papers. For a complete list of tips for preparing for storms and important home fire safety tips, visit www.energizer.com/preparedness.

About Energizer

Energizer Holdings, Inc. [NYSE: ENR], headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., is one of the world?s largest manufacturers of primary batteries, portable battery-powered devices, and portable flashlights and lanterns. Energizer is a global leader in the dynamic business of providing power solutions with a full portfolio of products including Energizer? brand battery products Energizer? MAX? premium alkaline; Energizer? Ultimate Lithium; Energizer? Advanced Lithium; Rechargeable batteries and charging systems; and portable flashlights and lanterns.

Energizer continues to fulfill its role as a technology innovator by redefining portable power solutions to meet people?s active lifestyle needs for today and tomorrow with Energizer? Energi To Go? chargers for rechargeable portable devices; charging systems for wireless video game controllers; and specialty batteries for hearing aids, health and fitness devices, as well as for keyless remote entry systems, toys and watches. Energizer is redefining where energy, technology and freedom meet to bring to market consumer-focused products that power the essential devices that help people stay connected and on the go at work and at play. Visit www.energizer.com, www.facebook.com/energizerbunny.

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ONE winner will receive an emergency power kit that comes in a red bag and contains the types of items to think about including in a back-up power kit: battery-operated radio, flashlight, cell phone charger and extra batteries.

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This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of my family and/or self. An Emergency Preparedness Kit such as the one being given away was provided to me free of cost. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.

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